Richard Grayson's Let the Reader Beware is now available at Amazon's Kindle Store for 99¢.
Here is the promo material for the 129-page $7.99 paperback edition from Art Pants Company:
Hipster Book Club has said: "Richard Grayson is a meta-fictionalist of the old school, where structure is often as important as narrative, where the story is sometimes hidden in structural tricks like diary entries, lists, and jokes."
The nine stories in LET THE READER BEWARE were originally published in literary magazines between 1976 and 1981, but, as Hipster Book Club noted, "Grayson has such a fresh approach to writing that these stories don't seem dated. In some ways, Grayson may remind readers of a younger Woody Allen — an intellectual who ponders the nature of existence yet is remarkably funny while discussing life, death, and capitalism. Like much of the meta-fiction oeuvre, Grayson often writes stories about writing stories. The trick with this genre is to make sure the reader can find the story...Grayson succeeds here — the lists and diary entries reveal his passion for finding new ways to tell a story."
The stories in Let the Reader Beware originally appeared in the following literary magazines: “Let the Reader Beware," Juice, 1977; "My Grandfather's Other Son," Writ, 1981; "My Life as an Old Comic," Continental Drift, 1982; "The Greatest Short Story that Absolutely Ever Was," Lowlands Review, 1979; "Narcissism and Me," Bogg, 1980; “A Disjointed Fiction,” X: A Journal of the Arts, 1978; “Unobtrusive Methods, Inchoate Designs," Westerly Review, 1977; "An Appropriated Story," City, 1976; and “An Irregular Story," Lowlands Review, 1978.